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times" reporter michael gordon. he co-authored the book, "the generals' war: the inside story of the conflict in the gulf." michael, welcome. take us back first of all to the gulf war more than two decades ago. what was it about general schwarzkopf and what he did is that made him be regarded at least by many as a hero. >> well, this is the time in which the american military did not have the confidence of the american public the way it does now. whatever people think of the wars in afghanistan or iraq, they generally believe that the military has done its part. and that wasn't the case then. so we had an all-volunteer force. is there were a lot of weapons that had not really been tried in combat like the stealth fighter, not really in operational circumstances. and they were being put to the test. and there was also the hang over from vietnam, the vietnam syndrome when people wondered could we since vietnam was certainly not a victory, could the american military really succeed in a major conflict abroad? >> warner: so really how hard was strategy, how much did he contribute
't want to raise a spoiled child. >> reporter: michael johnson wanted to teach his 12-year-old son alex a lesson. >> i think at that age took everything for granted. kids don't think about having a house, having a car. having a bed. having clothes. having food. >> reporter: so johnson made a batch of breakfast bur re: tos, put them in the truck and took his son and his friend luke to see where the homeless live another streets of san diego. >> i was like scared because i thought they were all criminals and drunks and like addicted to drugs. >> reporter: but what they found was something different. >> they would all be like god bless you, and we're like god bless you too. >> reporter: the boys now a group of seven have been making burritos and taking them to the streets every sunday morning for more than 100 weeks. >> they haven't stopped, since -- these guys are the bottom. >> they have a lot of heart. report around here they are now known simply as the burrito boys. >> they're like water really proud of you guys for doing that, and it really feet good. >> thank you, brother. >> reporte
in the past 15 years. mayor michael bloomberg said there were just over 400 homicides in 2012, 100 less than in the previous year. one man knows a lot about that subject, new york city's deputy police commissioner, paul brown, who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you, mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform, but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence, particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most
went into effect at midnight. steven bridges and michael snell were the first in line to tie the knot. they say they've been waiting years for this moment. voters in maine, maryland, and washington state approved same-sex marriage in november's elections. gay marriage is already legal in d.c. and six other states. >>> regrettable, politically motivated, saddening. these are all statements made by u.s. officials about russia's decision to ban americans from adopting russian children. russian president putin signed the ban into law friday. lawmakers there cite a history of abuse of russian children adopted by american families. however, many believe it was in retaliation against a law that president obama signed that imposes u.s. travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. this morning, i spoke with carrie kayhill and asked if the chances of adopteding a 13-year-old boy from daniel in an orphanage in siberia, if she thinks her chances are over. >> i'm ever hopeful that things are going to change. i'm hopeful that better communication between both countries might
low back in 2009. the high for a single year was 2,245 back in 1990. wow. mayor michael bloomberg says the numbers are another sign that the big apple is the, quote, safest big city in america. >>> to a cnn exclusive now. new information on south african leader nelson mandela coming from his own granddaughters. they contacted and spoke exclusively to nadya bilchik. >> over the last few weeks, the entire world has been monitoring the treatment of your grandfather nelson mandela. and he was released from hospital on wednesday. i know the two of you saw him this week. how would you describe his condition? >> we were just so happy that our grandfather's home after his hospital stay. he's doing extremely well. he's surrounded by family. we saw him this afternoon with the kids. and he was happy to see the kids. he's really, really been taken care of very, very well. and we'd like to thank the whole world for sending us messages and keeping us in your prayers. we're just so happy and happy he's home. he's doing extremely well. >> and you said he was playing with the kids? so he's actually sit
state law which took effect at midnight. steven bridges and michael snell said it's still very surreal to them. voters in maine, maryland and washington state all approved same-sex marriage last month. gay marriage is already legal in d.c. and six other states. >>> it is a dream come true for a nigerian immigrant. in a rare move, president obama sibld into law a private bill granting victor chuckwiki permanent residency. it's the only such bill to be approved in the last two years. the recent college grad came to the u.s. 11 years to go to undergo treatment for rare life threatening facial tumors. he had been living in michigan on an expired visa and will now head to medical school. >>> a russian airliner slid off a runway and smashed outside moscow today. four of the eight crew members on board were killed as the plane splintered into three pieces. no passengers on board were -- no passengers were on board, and no one on the highway was injured. the jet is about as big as a 757. it was run by the russian airline red wings. the plane was arriving from the czech republic when it oversho
bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma. >> this is a chancer of the blood where the white blood cells invade bone marrow causing pain, usual
waiting at a bus stop. the car ended up crashing into a sign outside a michael's arts and crafts store. a 7-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman were killed. two other victims are in the hospital with critical injuries. although police detained the 45-year-old driver, they say there is a lack of intent or negligence. >>> there are a series of new driving rules in california at the start of the new year. motorists can text on their phones while driving, as long as they use voice-operated hands-free technology. safety experts disapprove of that new law. each year, some 5500 people are killed in crashes that involve distracted drivers. >>> there are numerous driving laws taking effect on january 1st. currently, motorists suspected of driving under the influence have the option of taking a breath, blood, or urine test. the urine test is being eliminated. there will also be new statewide standards for red light cameras, as well as an amber alert for seniors. the silver alert system is for missing people older than 65. >>> law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend to make sure
in the program. for more on how we got into this situation and what happens if nothing happens. michael santoly, it's great to have both of you with us. where does this stand right now? >> right now they're negotiating and things are being worked out behind closed doors by the top leaders in the house and senate and the white house, but particularly on the senate side right now and the question is can the senate leaders get together and come up with a plan that can pass through the senate that will at least give us a band-aid to prevent all these fiscal cliff measures from kicking in. but then after that can it pass the house of representatives and will speaker john boehner be able to find a way to get it through that might require actually mostly democratic votes which will leave republicans very unhappy with him. you'll have a couple of needles to thread here. it's still in my view a long shot. you've got to get the senate plan figured out and get it through the house. even then it's probably just a band-aid solution. >> how much more likely is the senate able to strike
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